The Band CAMINO came to Chicago on their 2019 North American tour and hit the city with a bang, leaving fans thinking about their performance for days after. September 22nd was one stop of many on this tour, but the band did not fail to make it a unique experience for fans!
Their opener, Valley, played a fun set to warm up the crowd. The band, full of Canadian natives, experienced a warm Chicago welcome by the fans who sang every song. Valley kept saying how wonderful it was to experience that and in a way, it was rewarding for fans to experience a band on the cusp of something beautiful. They played an energetic set and left the stage for The Band CAMINO to finish off the night.
The Band CAMINO later took the stage and opened with their song, “Break Me”. Next, they played “See Through”, a hit song off their newest release. Each song held energy and fun. These Memphis boys really know how to put on a show and keep the crowd’s attention as they danced all over the stage. They played a mix of slow songs like “Berenstein” and “I Spend Too Much Time In My Room”. They also played upbeat songs like “Honest” and “Hush Hush”. The band finished off their set with “Haunted”, and the crowd went wild. They left the stage and Spencer came back on soon after to begin playing the intro to “The Black and White”. His bandmates and tour manager snuck on stage behind him and surprised him with a birthday cake for his birthday! The crowd sang Happy Birthday to him as loud as possible and they ate the cake. Happy birthday Spencer! They finished off their encore with “What I Want” and “Daphne Blue”.
The Band CAMINO successfully sold out the House of Blues on that rainy night in Chicago, and one interesting perspective of it is that every single attendee had experienced the same concert in a different way. Concert goer and long time fan of The Band CAMINO, Brian McLane, said, “Watching The Band CAMINO at House of Blues was an amazing experience over all. First, it made me nostalgic because I had seen them earlier this year in STL at a small bar and remembered how good of a show it was. Then, it was just fun to be there and feel the “fun” in the air. I didn’t stop dancing the whole time. Also playing a lot of air guitar and air drums! Just made me feel so happy to be around friends, even though I didn’t know most of them.”
Overall, Valley and The Band CAMINO put on a show to remember for many attendees that night. They will be missed until they both roll through the Windy City again.